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Hibbing, MN (KROC AM News) - Minnesota has averaged more than one pedestrian-related traffic fatality per week this year and another was reported Thursday in Hibbing.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the victim was trying to cross Highway 169 around 6:30 pm when he was struck by a small SUV. The State Patrol says the driver “was unable to avoid the collision and struck the pedestrian.”



The victim was identified as 28-year-old Chris Ozzello of Hibbing. He died at the scene. The vehicle was driven by 18-year-old Ethan Lund of Hibbing.

According to state public safety officials, at least 48 pedestrians have been killed in Minnesota so far this year.

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